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Apameia [Lat. Apamea; Arab. Afāmiya, Fāmiya; now Qal‛at al-Muḍīq]locked

  • Jean Ch. Balty
  •  and Janine Balty

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Hellenistic and Roman city in northern Syria, on a plateau on the south-west tip of Jebel Zawiye overlooking the valley of the Asi (formerly the Orontes). It was founded in 300–299 bc by Seleukos I Nikator (reg 301–281 bc) on the site of an ancient Bronze Age capital; it was one of the four great cities known as the Tetrapolis. The disastrous earthquake of ...

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